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Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

This forecast is supplied by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology through automated means, and is updated periodically.

Before using this forecast for navigational purposes, you should familiarise yourself with our legal disclaimer. You may wish to check the forecast with the BOM here.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip
Issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Wednesday 21 February 2018
for the period until midnight EDT Sunday 25 February 2018.

Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum
waves may be up to twice the height.

Warning Information
Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website, by
telephone 1300-659-217* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system just to the east of Tasmania extends a ridge up the
eastern seaboard. On Thursday a low pressure system will move southeastwards
from the head of the Bight and will pass over far southwest Victorian coastal
waters Friday night. The low will move rapidly away to the southeast on
Saturday as cold front crosses Bass Strait, leaving a vigorous west to
southwesterly airflow across Bass Strait on Sunday which will moderate over
western waters late in the day.

Forecast for Wednesday 21 February until midnight
Winds: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather:

Forecast for Thursday 22 February
Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 60%
chance of rain. 

Forecast for Friday 23 February
Winds: East to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly
before dawn then increasing to 15 to 20 knots around midday. Seas: Below 1
metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance
of rain. 

Forecast for Saturday 24 February
Winds: Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots during the day
then increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres,
decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.
80% chance of showers. 

Forecast for Sunday 25 February
Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly during the morning. Seas:
1 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. 

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EDT Thursday.

* Calls to 1300 number cost around 27.5c inc. GST, higher from mobiles or
public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View
the radio schedule on

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for
information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.

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